Posts tagged "Linked Data"

Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks to the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones about Linked Data

Image via Wikipedia There has been some coverage of the recent announcement by UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, that Sir Tim Berners-Lee will be helping the UK Government to make more of its data available for use and reuse. Charles Arthur at the Guardian was quick off the mark, and the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones followed...

John Wilbanks talks about Creative Commons, Data, Science and more

Image by mecredis via Flickr My latest podcast is with John Wilbanks, the VP at Creative Commons with responsibility for their Science Commons project. John has a varied background that includes founding a bio-informatics startup, Harvard’s Berkman Center, the World Wide Web Consortium and the US Congress. In his current role at Science Commons, he...

Surfing the Data Flow in Luxembourg

Today I’m in Luxembourg, at the invitation of the European Commission‘s Directorate General for the Information Society. As European readers are doubtless aware, the EC has traditionally been a generous funder of research across Europe’s member states, with Digital Libraries, the Semantic Web and more owing much to the largesse of Europe’s massive ‘Framework Programme‘...

Looking forward to San Jose in June

Image via Wikipedia My favourite technology event last year was, undoubtedly, the Semantic Technology Conference in San Jose, California. An interesting mix of Enterprise and geek attendees, combined with slick organisation and an engaging programme all came together to ensure a worthwhile and stimulating few days. This year’s programme looks even better, and I’ll definitely...

Happy Birthday, Web of Documents. Now bring on the Web of Data!

Image via Wikipedia Twenty years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee prepared the CERN memo that built upon existing principles such as hypertext and  — eighteen months later — gave birth to the World Wide Web. This Web of Documents has exceeded most people’s wildest expectations since reaching mainstream awareness on the back of graphical tools such as the...

Talking about Data and the Cloud at TTI/Vanguard, San Diego

I’ve been in San Diego this week, attending an excellent TTI/Vanguard event on Cloud Computing. I’m just about to stand up for my presentation, a copy of which I’ve uploaded to Slideshare. The audience is senior, and easily one of the most engaged I’ve come across for a while. After a ten minute grace period,...

Linked Data and the Enterprise: a viable two-way street

In a pair of blog posts yesterday, Andreas Blumauer of Austria’s Semantic Web Company touched on an area that has been absorbing my attention recently, and raised some questions worth exploring here. I am travelling to San Diego next week to speak about the importance of evolving Enterprise attitudes to data. Borrowing some nice turns...

Bringing the Semantic Web to Museums

Image via Wikipedia On the face of it, there surely can’t be many places more ready for the Semantic Web than the world’s great museums. Vast quantities of richly structured data describing visually compelling objects that people already flock to see? A raison d’etre that is about sharing information and enhancing understanding? A tradition, stretching...

Synergies in Big Data ?

Image via Wikipedia A short post, sparked by two related items that arrived by Twitter and email almost simultaneously. Via Twitter, TechnologyReview reports that it’s getting easier to visualise massive data sets without the traditional supercomputer. Via email, the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) announces its contribution of £200,000 to a joint funding call...

Semantic Web Gang podcast for January talks about Linked Data and Thomson Reuters

One of the podcasts I do is called the Semantic Web Gang. It’s a monthly round-table, which I chair (in the loosest sense of the word!). The first show of the year was recorded yesterday, and just went up on the Semantic Web Gang site. Have a listen, to hear the Gang and I talk...

Even in an Architecture of Participation, Thomson Reuters believes Content can be King

I write about Thomson Reuters‘ release of Calais 4.0 over on ZDNet today, and wanted to use this post to explore some of the broader context within which Calais should increasingly be considered. As well as linking to ‘usual suspects’ in the Linked Data space such as the CIA Factbook, GeoNames, DBpedia, Musicbrainz and the...

Paul Miller is bound for pastures new

In September 2005, I took the daunting step of leaving the safety, familiarity and final salary pension of the UK public sector to join the Senior Management Team of a commercial technology company; Talis. I will be taking a bigger step in 2009, when I move from full time employment with Talis to see what...